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12-09-2014 03:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer craftmaster bpj-6

I bought this jointer a little while back and glad I did. Now I need to replace the old knives because they have nicks that leave little ridges on the boards I plane on it. I can’t find a manual and since this is my first jointer I don’t know much about where to get the right knives. It’s a Craftmaster BPJ-6.


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#1 posted 12-09-2014 03:48 AM

Have them sharpened. If you want replacements, you need to know the size of the knives. Hopefully it uses a standard size like the Freud C350’s or similar.

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Brad

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 03:58 AM

id measure the old ones and look online. While getting the other sharpened.

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 05:15 AM

I bought a couple pair off e-bay couple years back for $13.00 a set. Just measure length, width, thickness and type in craftsman planer blades on e-bay. You will find quite a few. Don’t quote me , but I believe you need craftsman part #9-22995. 6 1/8’’ x 5/8’’ 1/8’’. I’m 95% sure those are the ones.

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 08:06 AM

There is no reason why those need to be Craftsman jointer knives, as long as they are standard width, thickness, and length. And there are probably better quality ones than Craftsman, anyhow. Do be careful when removing the blades that any little springs under the knife (don’t know whether Craftsman uses that system) don’t pop out and fall into the sawdust.

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 08:48 PM


I bought a couple pair off e-bay couple years back for $13.00 a set. Just measure length, width, thickness and type in craftsman planer blades on e-bay. You will find quite a few. Don t quote me , but I believe you need craftsman part #9-22995. 6 1/8 x 5/8 1/8 . I m 95% sure those are the ones.

- doubleDD

It’s a Craftmaster not Craftsman.

These folks have a good selection of sizes.

http://www.americannationalknife.com/2To7.asp

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#6 posted 12-10-2014 09:37 AM



There is no reason why those need to be Craftsman jointer knives, as long as they are standard width, thickness, and length. And there are probably better quality ones than Craftsman, anyhow. Do be careful when removing the blades that any little springs under the knife (don t know whether Craftsman uses that system) don t pop out and fall into the sawdust.

- runswithscissors

You reminded me that I wanted to ask if jointer blades can be carbide steel or similar to make them able to avoid getting nicks so easily?

I’ll watch out for the springs. I’m getting some magnets to make a jig that I saw on youtube used to hold the blades up when installing them.

Right now I’m hesitant to remove the blades because I have become instantly dependent on the jointer now that I have it and at the moment no way to put them back in as the magnet jig is not yet created.

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